The Secretary-General of the Arab Maghreb Union, Al-Tayeb Al-Bakoush, said that all the former UN envoys to Libya reached several dates for holding elections, but they were not respected because of the conditions were not ready. 

These remarks came in response to a question in an interview with France 24 about the position of the Arab Maghreb Union regarding the current momentum to hold elections, as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, aspires.

Al-Bakoush indicated that he traveled twice to Libya as part of the Union's efforts to settle the crisis, and one of the times was during the era of  the Government of National Accord's Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and during the era of the National Unity Government, stressing his effort to contribute to the success of the elections and monitor them, adding that "there are events that have always hindered the holding of elections." 

Al-Bakoush said that the Union will not lose hope that Libya will reach a solution, as he said in numerous correspondences to the five Arab Maghreb countries, reiterating the need for the solution to be Libyan-Libyan, with Maghreb support in the first place and under the umbrella of the United Nations.